Paint + BYOB: Create your own Masterpiece - Painting Workshop

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ABOUT THIS EVENT
Event Category

Arts & DIY

Event Overview

“Every artist was first an amateur” (Ralph Waldo Emerson). Some just need a little more coaxing to get started. The goal of class is to create a fun art party atmosphere AND to create your pretty awesome masterpiece.

We will cover some basis painting skills to get everyone started and on your way to painting. You will learn and develop the skills of painting in a modern and friendly atmosphere. You will learn information related to paint application, brushwork, and confidence in your newly created art. We will be using acrylic paint on our canvases and by the end of class you will have your beautiful piece of art ready to hang in your home!

What are we painting?...anything you like! You can choose to create your painting from any of our provided inspiration picture packets OR you can bring your own picture and create your masterpiece to take home!!

Sign up solo or with friends. Feel free to BYOB.
We have glasses, wine openers, and you’re welcome to bring small food items.

What to Bring

Your Imagination + BYOB if you would like

Prerequisites

None - all levels welcome

What's Provided

Class charge includes all paint, canvas, brushes, and other supplies needed during class

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EVENT DETAILS

Date & Time

Location

3625 n pine grove ave, Unit#3w

Price

$35 per Ticket

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MORE ABOUT YOUR HOST

Alicia truly believe the Degas quote "art is not what you see it is what you make others see" and applies this concept to all her pieces of art, whether it is a painting or drawing. Her personal pieces mainly focus on the human form and emotions related to it in the space, but also span to include design elements. She has been painting and drawing her whole life, and has recently created "A & L Designs" to work to share her experience and love of art. **Note: Private workshops are available as well for Bday, Bachelorette, Kids, anyother type of party. Please contact me at https://www.facebook.com/alicialondosart for more information

EXPERIENCE REVIEWS

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    Shari C.
    Reviewed on 03/27/14

    My husband and I just completed our first painting class with Alicia. We both had a lot of fun and were very excited by the results. We like that she started off the class with helpful techniques and information, and then she came around to help us and offer suggestions when stuck. We would definitely join another class and recommend it to our friends.

    My husband and I just completed our first painting class with Alicia. We both had a lot of fun and were very excited by the results. We like that she started off the class with helpful techniques and information, and then she came around to help us and offer suggestions when stuck. We would definitely join another class and recommend it to our friends.

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    Tita L.
    Reviewed on 03/29/14

    This was my first painting class, and I really enjoyed it! I learned a lot from Alicia, including different ways to create various "look" for my painting. I know for sure that I'll take more of her classes in the future, and continuing learning and having fun! :)

    From Teacher:

    Thank You for the great feedback! So happy you and your husband enjoyed the class!!! See you in another class soon!! :-)

    This was my first painting class, and I really enjoyed it! I learned a lot from Alicia, including different ways to create various "look" for my painting. I know for sure that I'll take more of her classes in the future, and continuing learning and having fun! :)

    From Teacher:

    Thank You for the great feedback! So happy you and your husband enjoyed the class!!! See you in another class soon!! :-)

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    Joanna P.
    Reviewed on 03/30/14

    This was a great class! Would definitely take it again.

    From Teacher:

    Thank You for the great feedback! Happy you and your friends enjoyed my class and created some great paintings :-) Hope to see you all in another class sometime!

    This was a great class! Would definitely take it again.

    From Teacher:

    Thank You for the great feedback! Happy you and your friends enjoyed my class and created some great paintings :-) Hope to see you all in another class sometime!

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    Kevin L.
    Reviewed on 04/01/14

    The class was a blast!!
    We came into the class not knowing anything about painting or what to expect, and left with a memorable experience and an awesome painting. Alicia was very accommodating to all levels of painters and gave one on one attention to everyone in the class. If your looking for a night out on a weekday or weekend we would definately recommend this. We can't wait to sign up for our next class with A&L Designs!!!

    From Teacher:

    Thanks for the awesome feedback!!! Happy you and your girlfriend had a blast in class and learned alot! Your paintings turned out great :-) See you both soon in another class!

    The class was a blast!!
    We came into the class not knowing anything about painting or what to expect, and left with a memorable experience and an awesome painting. Alicia was very accommodating to all levels of painters and gave one on one attention to everyone in the class. If your looking for a night out on a weekday or weekend we would definately recommend this. We can't wait to sign up for our next class with A&L Designs!!!

    From Teacher:

    Thanks for the awesome feedback!!! Happy you and your girlfriend had a blast in class and learned alot! Your paintings turned out great :-) See you both soon in another class!

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    Aaron L.
    Reviewed on 04/02/14

    This was an awesome class! I have always wanted to take a painting class but never did. Alicia gave wonderful tips and advise on technique and how to put what you see on the canvas. Her attention to detail and welcoming environment made this class superb. Taking Alicia's class was a wonderful experience and I am so excited to take it again and work on another painting!

    From Teacher:

    Thanks for the great review and feedback. Happy you and your wife really enjoyed the class and had a good time!! Can't wait to see the finished paintings :-) See you at the next class soon!!

    This was an awesome class! I have always wanted to take a painting class but never did. Alicia gave wonderful tips and advise on technique and how to put what you see on the canvas. Her attention to detail and welcoming environment made this class superb. Taking Alicia's class was a wonderful experience and I am so excited to take it again and work on another painting!

    From Teacher:

    Thanks for the great review and feedback. Happy you and your wife really enjoyed the class and had a good time!! Can't wait to see the finished paintings :-) See you at the next class soon!!

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    Karen C.
    Reviewed on 04/03/14

    I had an absolutely fabulous time at this class! I have minimal at best artistic abilities and Alicia created a warm and welcoming environment. The class is non-threatening, yet caters to all levels. There were people there who were very talented and she was able to provide a level of education appropriate to the student's ability and desire. My painting even turned out to be quite nice. I recommend this class for individuals looking to expand their knowledge or meet new people, friends/couples who want to get together for nice night out or groups looking for something different and fun! I would definitely do it again!

    From Teacher:

    Thanks for your great feedback! So happy the 3 of you could make it to class and had a fantastic time!!! Let me know the next you time you are in town and see if you can make another class and some wine :-) Your guys paintings turned out great!

    I had an absolutely fabulous time at this class! I have minimal at best artistic abilities and Alicia created a warm and welcoming environment. The class is non-threatening, yet caters to all levels. There were people there who were very talented and she was able to provide a level of education appropriate to the student's ability and desire. My painting even turned out to be quite nice. I recommend this class for individuals looking to expand their knowledge or meet new people, friends/couples who want to get together for nice night out or groups looking for something different and fun! I would definitely do it again!

    From Teacher:

    Thanks for your great feedback! So happy the 3 of you could make it to class and had a fantastic time!!! Let me know the next you time you are in town and see if you can make another class and some wine :-) Your guys paintings turned out great!

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    Nathaniel L.
    Reviewed on 04/19/14

    Had a great time painting with Alicia. She was very attentive to all of her students and assisted with various techniques as needed. Would love to take this class again. So much fun going with groups of friends

    From Teacher:

    Awesome, thanks for great feedback and happy the 3 of you enjoyed your time in class!! Hope to see you all again soon in class. Your paintings out really really good!
    :-)

    Had a great time painting with Alicia. She was very attentive to all of her students and assisted with various techniques as needed. Would love to take this class again. So much fun going with groups of friends

    From Teacher:

    Awesome, thanks for great feedback and happy the 3 of you enjoyed your time in class!! Hope to see you all again soon in class. Your paintings out really really good!
    :-)

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    Alee N.
    Reviewed on 04/27/14

    I had a great time in this class. We all entered with no artistic experience, doubting we would make anything worthwhile. Alicia gave us all pointers and advice on different techniques, helped fix mistakes, and showed us how to mix colors. By the end of it, we were surprised to all have created paintings we were really happy with and excited about! The set-up was also very nice, everyone had all the supplies they needed within arms reach and a main table was set up for us to pour ourselves our BYOB drinks, with glasses and corkscrews. Tables were set up in groups of 4-6 people each, and we ended up having so much fun with our table-mates that we all went to dinner together afterwards!

    Absolutely would take this class again, and bring more friends next time.

    From Teacher:

    Thanks for the amazing feedback! Everyone's paintings turned our really great and so happy you all had a blast in my painting workshop and hope to see you all again soon :-)

    I had a great time in this class. We all entered with no artistic experience, doubting we would make anything worthwhile. Alicia gave us all pointers and advice on different techniques, helped fix mistakes, and showed us how to mix colors. By the end of it, we were surprised to all have created paintings we were really happy with and excited about! The set-up was also very nice, everyone had all the supplies they needed within arms reach and a main table was set up for us to pour ourselves our BYOB drinks, with glasses and corkscrews. Tables were set up in groups of 4-6 people each, and we ended up having so much fun with our table-mates that we all went to dinner together afterwards!

    Absolutely would take this class again, and bring more friends next time.

    From Teacher:

    Thanks for the amazing feedback! Everyone's paintings turned our really great and so happy you all had a blast in my painting workshop and hope to see you all again soon :-)

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    Leslie F.
    Reviewed on 04/28/14

    My boyfriend and I attended Alicia's class, our first dabble experience, last Saturday and had a great time. Alicia explained some of the basics of design and painting and then we got right into it. While we were painting, Alicia moved around the room and provided a lot of help and useful pointers to everyone who asked. One potential piece of advice for class-goers would be to think about what you want to paint and bring a printout. Alicia provided "inspiration guides" that had tons of helpful ideas, but I ended up going with a photograph from my phone so I was doing more flipping back and forth in addition to putting my phone right in the danger zone near the paints. Otherwise, the class was really fun. Would recommend to anyone waiting to get a little more creativity into their day.

    From Teacher:

    Thanks for your great review about my class and happy that you and your boyfriend enjoyed the painting party. Your paintings turned out really good!! :-) See you all in another workshop class soon!

    My boyfriend and I attended Alicia's class, our first dabble experience, last Saturday and had a great time. Alicia explained some of the basics of design and painting and then we got right into it. While we were painting, Alicia moved around the room and provided a lot of help and useful pointers to everyone who asked. One potential piece of advice for class-goers would be to think about what you want to paint and bring a printout. Alicia provided "inspiration guides" that had tons of helpful ideas, but I ended up going with a photograph from my phone so I was doing more flipping back and forth in addition to putting my phone right in the danger zone near the paints. Otherwise, the class was really fun. Would recommend to anyone waiting to get a little more creativity into their day.

    From Teacher:

    Thanks for your great review about my class and happy that you and your boyfriend enjoyed the painting party. Your paintings turned out really good!! :-) See you all in another workshop class soon!

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    Maeve R.
    Reviewed on 05/19/14

    I had a great time! I haven't painted since middle school but my painting came out great. There is a lot of personal attention and it's a lot of fun. I loved that it is cheaper than a lot of other painting classes out there AND you get to paint whatever you want, rather than be forced to paint the same thing as everyone in the class.

    From Teacher:

    Thanks for your feedback review about my class and so happy that you enjoyed yourself + made a great painting!! :-) See you all in another workshop class soon!

    I had a great time! I haven't painted since middle school but my painting came out great. There is a lot of personal attention and it's a lot of fun. I loved that it is cheaper than a lot of other painting classes out there AND you get to paint whatever you want, rather than be forced to paint the same thing as everyone in the class.

    From Teacher:

    Thanks for your feedback review about my class and so happy that you enjoyed yourself + made a great painting!! :-) See you all in another workshop class soon!

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    Oxana S.
    Reviewed on 06/06/14

    Highly recommended, very positive atmosphere :)

    From Teacher:

    Thanks for your feedback and happy you enjoyed your self in the workshop class. See you soon :)

    Highly recommended, very positive atmosphere :)

    From Teacher:

    Thanks for your feedback and happy you enjoyed your self in the workshop class. See you soon :)

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    Janelle A.
    Reviewed on 06/06/14

    I did the paint class for my birthday and me and my friends had a great time. I would recommend this class for anyone. Instructor was great for first time and experienced painters.

    From Teacher:

    Thanks for your great review and happy that you enjoyed yourself in class for your bday week activities!! All of you and your friends paintings turned out really great! See you soon in another class :-)

    I did the paint class for my birthday and me and my friends had a great time. I would recommend this class for anyone. Instructor was great for first time and experienced painters.

    From Teacher:

    Thanks for your great review and happy that you enjoyed yourself in class for your bday week activities!! All of you and your friends paintings turned out really great! See you soon in another class :-)

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    Zakiya L.
    Reviewed on 06/07/14

    I really enjoyed this painting class. It was the first time I've ever done something like this and I diffently loved it! I will be doing this again. Thinking about doing a private party for my family or a kids party. Alicia was great!

    From Teacher:

    Thanks for your great review and happy that you enjoyed yourself in class. Your painting turned out really great! See you soon in another class :-)

    I really enjoyed this painting class. It was the first time I've ever done something like this and I diffently loved it! I will be doing this again. Thinking about doing a private party for my family or a kids party. Alicia was great!

    From Teacher:

    Thanks for your great review and happy that you enjoyed yourself in class. Your painting turned out really great! See you soon in another class :-)

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    Melissa M.
    Reviewed on 06/28/14

    So much fun!! First time painting and it turned out a LOT better than I was expecting.

    From Teacher:

    Thanks for your great feedback and happy you enjoyed your first time painting!!! Your painting turned out really great :-) see you soon in another class!

    So much fun!! First time painting and it turned out a LOT better than I was expecting.

    From Teacher:

    Thanks for your great feedback and happy you enjoyed your first time painting!!! Your painting turned out really great :-) see you soon in another class!

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    Katie D.
    Reviewed on 06/30/14

    Very fun! I went by myself and still had a blast! Teacher is very helpful and my painting turned out very nice, even though I am severely lacking in artistic ability. I loved that the paintings weren't all the same. I will be back again for sure!

    From Teacher:

    Thanks for your great review and happy that you enjoyed the workshop!! Your painting turned out really great! See you soon in another class :-)

    Very fun! I went by myself and still had a blast! Teacher is very helpful and my painting turned out very nice, even though I am severely lacking in artistic ability. I loved that the paintings weren't all the same. I will be back again for sure!

    From Teacher:

    Thanks for your great review and happy that you enjoyed the workshop!! Your painting turned out really great! See you soon in another class :-)

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    Megan W.
    Reviewed on 07/18/14

    Really great class. Only about 8 people there and there was clearly enough room for more. She did a mini lecture before which was super helpful and gave helpful tips on how to make a visually appealing painting.

    From Teacher:

    Thanks for your review and happy you enjoyed your painting experience and created a really great painting. :-) Hope to see you soon in another class!

    Really great class. Only about 8 people there and there was clearly enough room for more. She did a mini lecture before which was super helpful and gave helpful tips on how to make a visually appealing painting.

    From Teacher:

    Thanks for your review and happy you enjoyed your painting experience and created a really great painting. :-) Hope to see you soon in another class!

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    Chase H.
    Reviewed on 11/16/14

    Alicia was amazing. I attended this class with a friend and both of us had really no previous painting experience. The weather wasn't amazing, and so the class ended up just being the two of us. We were incredibly lucky, but Alicia still held the class for us.

    She went through some basics and techniques, helped us select an 'inspiration', and mix up our paints. She was an amazing, patient teacher.

    Very surprised and pleased with the product. Would definitely recommend.

    From Teacher:

    Thank you for your great review and so happy you both had a great time in my painting workshop!! Hope you love your paintings!! See you all again if you are back in Chicago :-)

    Alicia was amazing. I attended this class with a friend and both of us had really no previous painting experience. The weather wasn't amazing, and so the class ended up just being the two of us. We were incredibly lucky, but Alicia still held the class for us.

    She went through some basics and techniques, helped us select an 'inspiration', and mix up our paints. She was an amazing, patient teacher.

    Very surprised and pleased with the product. Would definitely recommend.

    From Teacher:

    Thank you for your great review and so happy you both had a great time in my painting workshop!! Hope you love your paintings!! See you all again if you are back in Chicago :-)

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    Brittany R.
    Reviewed on 01/16/15

    Alicia was fantastic. We had a small class, which I loved. She was able to spend time on each of our pieces. You can absolutely tell this is her passion and that she truly enjoys sharing it with others. She has pieces for inspiration or you can bring your own like I did. She really helped with technique but still allows you to make it yours! Thanks Alicia I had a lovely time and really love how my piece came out!

    From Teacher:

    Thank you for attending my class and thanks for the gret review. Your painting turned out really great! :-) happy you love it!!

    Alicia was fantastic. We had a small class, which I loved. She was able to spend time on each of our pieces. You can absolutely tell this is her passion and that she truly enjoys sharing it with others. She has pieces for inspiration or you can bring your own like I did. She really helped with technique but still allows you to make it yours! Thanks Alicia I had a lovely time and really love how my piece came out!

    From Teacher:

    Thank you for attending my class and thanks for the gret review. Your painting turned out really great! :-) happy you love it!!

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    Ben H.
    Reviewed on 01/17/15

    Alicia was a great teacher and hostess! Her lesson on design and basics was helpful in our creations. She was knowledgeable, helpful, and her expertise assisted the experience. I would definitely take this class again!

    From Teacher:

    Thank you for your great review and for coming to class, it was really fun with all of you. Your painting turned out really great!! :-) See you in class sometime soon!

    Alicia was a great teacher and hostess! Her lesson on design and basics was helpful in our creations. She was knowledgeable, helpful, and her expertise assisted the experience. I would definitely take this class again!

    From Teacher:

    Thank you for your great review and for coming to class, it was really fun with all of you. Your painting turned out really great!! :-) See you in class sometime soon!

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    Melissa M.
    Reviewed on 01/24/15

    The class was taught in her home, adorned with ample paintings that act as examples of what you can choose to paint. One of my favorite aspects was that as a class, we weren't required to all paint the same image. We had free range to paint whatever we wanted- an image she suggested or one of our own ideas. She gave a lesson on basic painting regarding color, perspective, etc that was very helpful and she went around to each student throughout the class to give assistance and direction.

    From Teacher:

    Thank you for your great review and happy you enjoyed the night of painting!! Hope you love your painting and see you again in class sometime :-)

    The class was taught in her home, adorned with ample paintings that act as examples of what you can choose to paint. One of my favorite aspects was that as a class, we weren't required to all paint the same image. We had free range to paint whatever we wanted- an image she suggested or one of our own ideas. She gave a lesson on basic painting regarding color, perspective, etc that was very helpful and she went around to each student throughout the class to give assistance and direction.

    From Teacher:

    Thank you for your great review and happy you enjoyed the night of painting!! Hope you love your painting and see you again in class sometime :-)

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    Khrystyna H.
    Reviewed on 03/13/15

    It was a wonderful time. A+

    The teacher was lovely and great. The atmosphere was beyond perfect.
    A lot of cool people were there. Definitely try this class out! So worth it :)

    From Teacher:

    Thank you for your fantastic review! Happy you both had alot of fun and enjoyed painting in my workshop :-) enjoy your paintings!!

    It was a wonderful time. A+

    The teacher was lovely and great. The atmosphere was beyond perfect.
    A lot of cool people were there. Definitely try this class out! So worth it :)

    From Teacher:

    Thank you for your fantastic review! Happy you both had alot of fun and enjoyed painting in my workshop :-) enjoy your paintings!!

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    Mallory P.
    Reviewed on 06/29/15

    We had an amazing time with Alicia! Would absolutely recommend this class to anyone, and may even take another with her myself.

    Seriously, so accommodating and great instruction. Kickass!

    From Teacher:

    Thank you fro the great feedback!! Happy you both had so much fun and your paintings turned our really great :-) see you in another class soon!

    We had an amazing time with Alicia! Would absolutely recommend this class to anyone, and may even take another with her myself.

    Seriously, so accommodating and great instruction. Kickass!

    From Teacher:

    Thank you fro the great feedback!! Happy you both had so much fun and your paintings turned our really great :-) see you in another class soon!

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    Liz V.
    Reviewed on 08/28/15

    I hace never had a painting class before. I love colora and I love art but I've never been good at drawing or, I thought, painting. This class was great first of all our teacher made us feel like we are abke to do whatever we want to do. She gave us an overall theory knowledge before starting to paint and then we just started to have fun with colors, brushes and a blank canvas. She really knows what she's doing and knows how to help each one of her students with their particular problems. At the end of the class I discovered a new part of myself.

    From Teacher:

    Thank you for your great review and happy you learned a new part of yourself that you can really paint!! happy you and your friend had a great time and see you both soon in another class :-)

    I hace never had a painting class before. I love colora and I love art but I've never been good at drawing or, I thought, painting. This class was great first of all our teacher made us feel like we are abke to do whatever we want to do. She gave us an overall theory knowledge before starting to paint and then we just started to have fun with colors, brushes and a blank canvas. She really knows what she's doing and knows how to help each one of her students with their particular problems. At the end of the class I discovered a new part of myself.

    From Teacher:

    Thank you for your great review and happy you learned a new part of yourself that you can really paint!! happy you and your friend had a great time and see you both soon in another class :-)

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    Lizzie W.
    Reviewed on 08/28/15

    Amazing! Defiantly recommend, hope to attend again soon. :)

    From Teacher:

    Thank you for your great review! happy you both had a great time and see you soon in another class :-) your guys paintings turned out really cool!

    Amazing! Defiantly recommend, hope to attend again soon. :)

    From Teacher:

    Thank you for your great review! happy you both had a great time and see you soon in another class :-) your guys paintings turned out really cool!

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    Catie H.
    Reviewed on 09/11/15

    I absolutely loved this class! Great introductory knowledge of art and painting techniques. Fun and comfortable environment, super easy to get to. So much fun! Looking forward to taking this class again! Alicia was VERY nice, energetic, great teacher and extremely patient.

    I absolutely loved this class! Great introductory knowledge of art and painting techniques. Fun and comfortable environment, super easy to get to. So much fun! Looking forward to taking this class again! Alicia was VERY nice, energetic, great teacher and extremely patient.

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    Stephanie S.
    Reviewed on 09/14/15

    I had a wonderful time in this class! Alicia is wonderfully talented (as you'll see as soon as you enter her apartment), but most of all she was such a kind and patient teacher. Even a simple novice like me left with a painting I could be proud of, and I would definitely go again!! Thanks so much Alicia!

    I had a wonderful time in this class! Alicia is wonderfully talented (as you'll see as soon as you enter her apartment), but most of all she was such a kind and patient teacher. Even a simple novice like me left with a painting I could be proud of, and I would definitely go again!! Thanks so much Alicia!

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    Elise T.
    Reviewed on 12/06/15

    We had a great time. I felt like it was a good mix of using existing pictures for inspiration, instruction, and being able to be creative.

    We had a great time. I felt like it was a good mix of using existing pictures for inspiration, instruction, and being able to be creative.

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    Jeff C.
    Reviewed on 01/09/16

    I always was impressed by what I saw at art galleries. When I went to modern art galleries, I always thought, "I could paint that". But, the point is, I didn't and I hadn't tried to paint it. Someone else had. This was a great intro paint course. You learn just the very basics, but you get a chance to paint a small picture. I will probably never be a famous modern artist. But, I have a much better appreciation for the things that go into constructing a painting. Well worth your time.

    I always was impressed by what I saw at art galleries. When I went to modern art galleries, I always thought, "I could paint that". But, the point is, I didn't and I hadn't tried to paint it. Someone else had. This was a great intro paint course. You learn just the very basics, but you get a chance to paint a small picture. I will probably never be a famous modern artist. But, I have a much better appreciation for the things that go into constructing a painting. Well worth your time.

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    Julia L.
    Reviewed on 05/20/16

    Alicia was so sweet and so easy to talk to. If you had any questions, whether it was related to painting or not, she was always there to answer. She was very patient and very positive. If you didn't like your painting or felt like it was my going in the direction you wanted it to she would always find something nice to say about it and help you if you wanted her to. Overall fantastic experience, I would definitely do this again.

    Alicia was so sweet and so easy to talk to. If you had any questions, whether it was related to painting or not, she was always there to answer. She was very patient and very positive. If you didn't like your painting or felt like it was my going in the direction you wanted it to she would always find something nice to say about it and help you if you wanted her to. Overall fantastic experience, I would definitely do this again.

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    Claire L.
    Reviewed on 10/29/16

    Alicia was wonderful. So patient, knowledgeable and helped me create a beautiful painting despite my complete lack of artistic capabilities!

    Alicia was wonderful. So patient, knowledgeable and helped me create a beautiful painting despite my complete lack of artistic capabilities!

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{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-7844ce7f6060bc35d96b520c91dde332223314399368a367699ab784f5d8e1fa.png","reviewer_name":"Joanna P.","created_at":"over 4 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003ePaint + BYOB: Create your own Masterpiece - Painting Workshop\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"This was a great class! Would definitely take it again.","teacher_response":"Thank You for the great feedback! Happy you and your friends enjoyed my class and created some great paintings :-) Hope to see you all in another class sometime! "}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-7844ce7f6060bc35d96b520c91dde332223314399368a367699ab784f5d8e1fa.png","reviewer_name":"Kevin L.","created_at":"over 4 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003ePaint + BYOB: Create your own Masterpiece - Painting Workshop\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"The class was a blast!! \r\n We came into the class not knowing anything about painting or what to expect, and left with a memorable experience and an awesome painting. Alicia was very accommodating to all levels of painters and gave one on one attention to everyone in the class. If your looking for a night out on a weekday or weekend we would definately recommend this. We can't wait to sign up for our next class with A\u0026L Designs!!!","teacher_response":"Thanks for the awesome feedback!!! Happy you and your girlfriend had a blast in class and learned alot! Your paintings turned out great :-) See you both soon in another class! "}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-7844ce7f6060bc35d96b520c91dde332223314399368a367699ab784f5d8e1fa.png","reviewer_name":"Aaron L.","created_at":"over 4 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003ePaint + BYOB: Create your own Masterpiece - Painting Workshop\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"This was an awesome class! I have always wanted to take a painting class but never did. Alicia gave wonderful tips and advise on technique and how to put what you see on the canvas. Her attention to detail and welcoming environment made this class superb. Taking Alicia's class was a wonderful experience and I am so excited to take it again and work on another painting!","teacher_response":"Thanks for the great review and feedback. Happy you and your wife really enjoyed the class and had a good time!! Can't wait to see the finished paintings :-) See you at the next class soon!!"}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-7844ce7f6060bc35d96b520c91dde332223314399368a367699ab784f5d8e1fa.png","reviewer_name":"Karen C.","created_at":"over 4 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003ePaint + BYOB: Create your own Masterpiece - Painting Workshop\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"I had an absolutely fabulous time at this class! I have minimal at best artistic abilities and Alicia created a warm and welcoming environment. The class is non-threatening, yet caters to all levels. There were people there who were very talented and she was able to provide a level of education appropriate to the student's ability and desire. My painting even turned out to be quite nice. I recommend this class for individuals looking to expand their knowledge or meet new people, friends/couples who want to get together for nice night out or groups looking for something different and fun! I would definitely do it again!","teacher_response":"Thanks for your great feedback! So happy the 3 of you could make it to class and had a fantastic time!!! Let me know the next you time you are in town and see if you can make another class and some wine :-) Your guys paintings turned out great!"}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-7844ce7f6060bc35d96b520c91dde332223314399368a367699ab784f5d8e1fa.png","reviewer_name":"Nathaniel L.","created_at":"over 4 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003ePaint + BYOB: Create your own Masterpiece - Painting Workshop\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Had a great time painting with Alicia. She was very attentive to all of her students and assisted with various techniques as needed. Would love to take this class again. So much fun going with groups of friends","teacher_response":"Awesome, thanks for great feedback and happy the 3 of you enjoyed your time in class!! Hope to see you all again soon in class. Your paintings out really really good! \r\n:-)"}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-7844ce7f6060bc35d96b520c91dde332223314399368a367699ab784f5d8e1fa.png","reviewer_name":"Alee N.","created_at":"over 4 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003ePaint + BYOB: Create your own Masterpiece - Painting Workshop\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"I had a great time in this class. We all entered with no artistic experience, doubting we would make anything worthwhile. Alicia gave us all pointers and advice on different techniques, helped fix mistakes, and showed us how to mix colors. By the end of it, we were surprised to all have created paintings we were really happy with and excited about! The set-up was also very nice, everyone had all the supplies they needed within arms reach and a main table was set up for us to pour ourselves our BYOB drinks, with glasses and corkscrews. Tables were set up in groups of 4-6 people each, and we ended up having so much fun with our table-mates that we all went to dinner together afterwards!\r\n\r\nAbsolutely would take this class again, and bring more friends next time.","teacher_response":"Thanks for the amazing feedback! Everyone's paintings turned our really great and so happy you all had a blast in my painting workshop and hope to see you all again soon :-)"}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-7844ce7f6060bc35d96b520c91dde332223314399368a367699ab784f5d8e1fa.png","reviewer_name":"Leslie F.","created_at":"over 4 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003ePaint + BYOB: Create your own Masterpiece - Painting Workshop\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"My boyfriend and I attended Alicia's class, our first dabble experience, last Saturday and had a great time. Alicia explained some of the basics of design and painting and then we got right into it. While we were painting, Alicia moved around the room and provided a lot of help and useful pointers to everyone who asked. One potential piece of advice for class-goers would be to think about what you want to paint and bring a printout. Alicia provided \"inspiration guides\" that had tons of helpful ideas, but I ended up going with a photograph from my phone so I was doing more flipping back and forth in addition to putting my phone right in the danger zone near the paints. Otherwise, the class was really fun. Would recommend to anyone waiting to get a little more creativity into their day.","teacher_response":"Thanks for your great review about my class and happy that you and your boyfriend enjoyed the painting party. Your paintings turned out really good!! :-) See you all in another workshop class soon!"}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-7844ce7f6060bc35d96b520c91dde332223314399368a367699ab784f5d8e1fa.png","reviewer_name":"Maeve R.","created_at":"over 4 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003ePaint + BYOB: Create your own Masterpiece - Painting Workshop\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"I had a great time! I haven't painted since middle school but my painting came out great. There is a lot of personal attention and it's a lot of fun. I loved that it is cheaper than a lot of other painting classes out there AND you get to paint whatever you want, rather than be forced to paint the same thing as everyone in the class. ","teacher_response":"Thanks for your feedback review about my class and so happy that you enjoyed yourself + made a great painting!! :-) See you all in another workshop class soon!"}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-7844ce7f6060bc35d96b520c91dde332223314399368a367699ab784f5d8e1fa.png","reviewer_name":"Oxana S.","created_at":"over 4 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003ePaint + BYOB: Create your own Masterpiece - Painting Workshop\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Highly recommended, very positive atmosphere :)","teacher_response":"Thanks for your feedback and happy you enjoyed your self in the workshop class. See you soon :)"}
{"commenter_avatar":"https://dabbledoneright-production.s3.amazonaws.com/production/uploads/user/photo/330501/thumb_IMG_1706.JPG","reviewer_name":"Janelle A.","created_at":"over 4 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003ePaint + BYOB: Create your own Masterpiece - Painting Workshop\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"I did the paint class for my birthday and me and my friends had a great time. I would recommend this class for anyone. Instructor was great for first time and experienced painters.","teacher_response":"Thanks for your great review and happy that you enjoyed yourself in class for your bday week activities!! All of you and your friends paintings turned out really great! See you soon in another class :-)"}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-7844ce7f6060bc35d96b520c91dde332223314399368a367699ab784f5d8e1fa.png","reviewer_name":"Zakiya L.","created_at":"over 4 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003ePaint + BYOB: Create your own Masterpiece - Painting Workshop\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"I really enjoyed this painting class. It was the first time I've ever done something like this and I diffently loved it! I will be doing this again. Thinking about doing a private party for my family or a kids party. Alicia was great! ","teacher_response":"Thanks for your great review and happy that you enjoyed yourself in class. Your painting turned out really great! See you soon in another class :-)"}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-7844ce7f6060bc35d96b520c91dde332223314399368a367699ab784f5d8e1fa.png","reviewer_name":"Melissa M.","created_at":"over 4 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003ePaint + BYOB: Create your own Masterpiece - Painting Workshop\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"So much fun!! First time painting and it turned out a LOT better than I was expecting.","teacher_response":"Thanks for your great feedback and happy you enjoyed your first time painting!!! Your painting turned out really great :-) see you soon in another class!"}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-7844ce7f6060bc35d96b520c91dde332223314399368a367699ab784f5d8e1fa.png","reviewer_name":"Katie D.","created_at":"over 4 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003ePaint + BYOB: Create your own Masterpiece - Painting Workshop\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Very fun! I went by myself and still had a blast! Teacher is very helpful and my painting turned out very nice, even though I am severely lacking in artistic ability. I loved that the paintings weren't all the same. I will be back again for sure! ","teacher_response":"Thanks for your great review and happy that you enjoyed the workshop!! Your painting turned out really great! See you soon in another class :-)"}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-7844ce7f6060bc35d96b520c91dde332223314399368a367699ab784f5d8e1fa.png","reviewer_name":"Megan W.","created_at":"over 4 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003ePaint + BYOB: Create your own Masterpiece - Painting Workshop\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Really great class. Only about 8 people there and there was clearly enough room for more. She did a mini lecture before which was super helpful and gave helpful tips on how to make a visually appealing painting. ","teacher_response":"Thanks for your review and happy you enjoyed your painting experience and created a really great painting. :-) Hope to see you soon in another class!"}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-7844ce7f6060bc35d96b520c91dde332223314399368a367699ab784f5d8e1fa.png","reviewer_name":"Chase H.","created_at":"about 4 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003ePaint + BYOB: Create your own Masterpiece - Painting Workshop\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Alicia was amazing. I attended this class with a friend and both of us had really no previous painting experience. The weather wasn't amazing, and so the class ended up just being the two of us. We were incredibly lucky, but Alicia still held the class for us.\r\n\r\nShe went through some basics and techniques, helped us select an 'inspiration', and mix up our paints. She was an amazing, patient teacher.\r\n\r\nVery surprised and pleased with the product. Would definitely recommend.","teacher_response":"Thank you for your great review and so happy you both had a great time in my painting workshop!! Hope you love your paintings!! See you all again if you are back in Chicago :-)"}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-7844ce7f6060bc35d96b520c91dde332223314399368a367699ab784f5d8e1fa.png","reviewer_name":"Brittany R.","created_at":"almost 4 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003ePaint + BYOB: Create your own Masterpiece - Painting Workshop\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Alicia was fantastic. We had a small class, which I loved. She was able to spend time on each of our pieces. You can absolutely tell this is her passion and that she truly enjoys sharing it with others. She has pieces for inspiration or you can bring your own like I did. She really helped with technique but still allows you to make it yours! Thanks Alicia I had a lovely time and really love how my piece came out!","teacher_response":"Thank you for attending my class and thanks for the gret review. Your painting turned out really great! :-) happy you love it!!"}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-7844ce7f6060bc35d96b520c91dde332223314399368a367699ab784f5d8e1fa.png","reviewer_name":"Ben H.","created_at":"almost 4 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003ePaint + BYOB: Create your own Masterpiece - Painting Workshop\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Alicia was a great teacher and hostess! Her lesson on design and basics was helpful in our creations. She was knowledgeable, helpful, and her expertise assisted the experience. I would definitely take this class again!","teacher_response":"Thank you for your great review and for coming to class, it was really fun with all of you. Your painting turned out really great!! :-) See you in class sometime soon!"}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-7844ce7f6060bc35d96b520c91dde332223314399368a367699ab784f5d8e1fa.png","reviewer_name":"Melissa M.","created_at":"almost 4 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003ePaint + BYOB: Create your own Masterpiece - Painting Workshop\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"The class was taught in her home, adorned with ample paintings that act as examples of what you can choose to paint. One of my favorite aspects was that as a class, we weren't required to all paint the same image. We had free range to paint whatever we wanted- an image she suggested or one of our own ideas. She gave a lesson on basic painting regarding color, perspective, etc that was very helpful and she went around to each student throughout the class to give assistance and direction. ","teacher_response":"Thank you for your great review and happy you enjoyed the night of painting!! Hope you love your painting and see you again in class sometime :-)"}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-7844ce7f6060bc35d96b520c91dde332223314399368a367699ab784f5d8e1fa.png","reviewer_name":"Khrystyna H.","created_at":"almost 4 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003ePaint + BYOB: Create your own Masterpiece - Painting Workshop\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"It was a wonderful time. A+\r\n\r\nThe teacher was lovely and great. The atmosphere was beyond perfect. \r\nA lot of cool people were there. Definitely try this class out! So worth it :)","teacher_response":"Thank you for your fantastic review! Happy you both had alot of fun and enjoyed painting in my workshop :-) enjoy your paintings!! "}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-7844ce7f6060bc35d96b520c91dde332223314399368a367699ab784f5d8e1fa.png","reviewer_name":"Mallory P.","created_at":"over 3 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003ePaint + BYOB: Create your own Masterpiece - Painting Workshop\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"We had an amazing time with Alicia! Would absolutely recommend this class to anyone, and may even take another with her myself.\r\n\r\nSeriously, so accommodating and great instruction. Kickass!","teacher_response":"Thank you fro the great feedback!! Happy you both had so much fun and your paintings turned our really great :-) see you in another class soon!"}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-7844ce7f6060bc35d96b520c91dde332223314399368a367699ab784f5d8e1fa.png","reviewer_name":"Liz V.","created_at":"over 3 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003ePaint + BYOB: Create your own Masterpiece - Painting Workshop\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"I hace never had a painting class before. I love colora and I love art but I've never been good at drawing or, I thought, painting. This class was great first of all our teacher made us feel like we are abke to do whatever we want to do. She gave us an overall theory knowledge before starting to paint and then we just started to have fun with colors, brushes and a blank canvas. She really knows what she's doing and knows how to help each one of her students with their particular problems. At the end of the class I discovered a new part of myself.","teacher_response":"Thank you for your great review and happy you learned a new part of yourself that you can really paint!! happy you and your friend had a great time and see you both soon in another class :-) "}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-7844ce7f6060bc35d96b520c91dde332223314399368a367699ab784f5d8e1fa.png","reviewer_name":"Lizzie W.","created_at":"over 3 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003ePaint + BYOB: Create your own Masterpiece - Painting Workshop\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Amazing! Defiantly recommend, hope to attend again soon. :)","teacher_response":"Thank you for your great review! happy you both had a great time and see you soon in another class :-) your guys paintings turned out really cool!"}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-7844ce7f6060bc35d96b520c91dde332223314399368a367699ab784f5d8e1fa.png","reviewer_name":"Catie H.","created_at":"over 3 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003ePaint + BYOB: Create your own Masterpiece - Painting Workshop\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"I absolutely loved this class! Great introductory knowledge of art and painting techniques. Fun and comfortable environment, super easy to get to. So much fun! Looking forward to taking this class again! Alicia was VERY nice, energetic, great teacher and extremely patient. ","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-7844ce7f6060bc35d96b520c91dde332223314399368a367699ab784f5d8e1fa.png","reviewer_name":"Stephanie S.","created_at":"about 3 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003ePaint + BYOB: Create your own Masterpiece - Painting Workshop\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"I had a wonderful time in this class! Alicia is wonderfully talented (as you'll see as soon as you enter her apartment), but most of all she was such a kind and patient teacher. Even a simple novice like me left with a painting I could be proud of, and I would definitely go again!! Thanks so much Alicia!","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"https://dabbledoneright-production.s3.amazonaws.com/production/uploads/user/photo/322411/thumb_Screen_Shot_2015-04-02_at_6.22.42_PM.png","reviewer_name":"Elise T.","created_at":"about 3 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003ePaint + BYOB: Create your own Masterpiece - Painting Workshop\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"We had a great time. I felt like it was a good mix of using existing pictures for inspiration, instruction, and being able to be creative.","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"https://dabbledoneright-production.s3.amazonaws.com/production/uploads/user/photo/144871/thumb_8741266449af6053115f326bb22e57f1_bigger.jpeg","reviewer_name":"Jeff C.","created_at":"almost 3 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003ePaint + BYOB: Create your own Masterpiece - Painting Workshop\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"I always was impressed by what I saw at art galleries. When I went to modern art galleries, I always thought, \"I could paint that\". But, the point is, I didn't and I hadn't tried to paint it. Someone else had. This was a great intro paint course. You learn just the very basics, but you get a chance to paint a small picture. I will probably never be a famous modern artist. But, I have a much better appreciation for the things that go into constructing a painting. Well worth your time.","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-7844ce7f6060bc35d96b520c91dde332223314399368a367699ab784f5d8e1fa.png","reviewer_name":"Julia L.","created_at":"over 2 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003ePaint + BYOB: Create your own Masterpiece - Painting Workshop\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Alicia was so sweet and so easy to talk to. If you had any questions, whether it was related to painting or not, she was always there to answer. She was very patient and very positive. If you didn't like your painting or felt like it was my going in the direction you wanted it to she would always find something nice to say about it and help you if you wanted her to. Overall fantastic experience, I would definitely do this again.","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-7844ce7f6060bc35d96b520c91dde332223314399368a367699ab784f5d8e1fa.png","reviewer_name":"Claire L.","created_at":"about 2 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003ePaint + BYOB: Create your own Masterpiece - Painting Workshop\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Alicia was wonderful. So patient, knowledgeable and helped me create a beautiful painting despite my complete lack of artistic capabilities! ","teacher_response":null}

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